When walk-in patients walk out with a new perspective

Consult for weight loss takes an unexpected turn after doctor's ADHD analogy

The young woman was only slightly overweight, with a BMI of 28, but she seemed really wound up about her need for me to continue the phentermine her previous doctor out of state had started her on.


She volunteered that her BMI was only 29 when she started.

She was a walk-in patient, not a regular, and we didn’t have any records on her, except I was able to verify her prescriptions on the multi-state Prescription Monitoring Program website.

I told her it was incredibly easy to lose weight if you really want to, “just don’t eat